Christmas Market Alkmaar

Christmas Market Alkmaar

Dec 20, 2018Dec 23, 2018
10am until 8pm (see below for exceptions)

The beautiful city of Alkmaar expects 30.000 visitors for its famously vibrant Christmas Market for four days in December.

The event used to take place on the Paardenmarkt (Horse Market), but as of 2017, the Waagplein is where it all happens. The Waagplein is also where the annual Cheese Market is held. The Waagplein is located right in the historic city centre, and the local architecture really adds to the vibe of the place.

The fair offers all kinds of winter goodies, from warm woollen clothing and accessories to Christmas decorations and cards. You will also find plenty of presents to put under the Christmas tree, and decorations to fill your house with seasonal spirit.

Food and activities

The square will be filled with over 60 wooden Christmas chalets, where aromas of cooking meats, poffertjes and mulled wine or glühwein will entice you to grab a bite and a drink while on the go.

Various games and activities will add to the holiday fun. Have your picture taken with Santa Claus and his elves, watch performances by the Christmas carol singers, check out the moving Christmas tree and try out the ski simulator. You can also have your Christmas presents wrapped beautifully for you while you wait!

Plan your visit to the Alkmaar Christmas Market

The will be open at the following times: 

  • December 20 and 21: 10am until 8pm
  • December 22 and 23: 10am until 6pm

Santa Clause will visit each day between 11am and 3pm and there will be Christmas music performed at 3pm each of the four days.